BFC Reveal COVID Crisis Fund.
Simon Sizer – Seven Against Thebes.
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In recent weeks we’ve seen organisations such as the CFDA and Vogue come together to offer support for emerging designers. But there has been a public radio silence from the British Fashion Council, which left many wondering if they would even act at all.
Late last week, the BFC finally broke their silence.
They announced that they will be repurposing their existing talent initiative schemes to form one ‘BFC Foundation Covid Crisis Fund’, making £1,000,000 of emergency funds available to help the current crisis. The majority of these funds will go towards supporting emerging designers, with a portion also going to students “underpinning the future generation of creative talent”.
The criteria for applicants was published in a press release on Friday and applications will close on April 10th.
The BFC stated:
“While a million pounds is a great start, the scale of the need is much greater and BFC has called on both Government to step in to work with them on significant stimulus, and on the industry and individuals to support the Covid Crisis Fund through donations.”
Applications and mechanics for funding from the Crisis Fund will open within the next 7 days.
Do you know designers who could benefit?
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